|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
|Bernadine S. Ballance,
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
N. C. General Statute §97-92(b) reads as follows:
|“The records of the Commission that are not awards under G.S. §97-84 and that are not reviews of awards under G.S. §97-85, insofar as they refer to accidents, injuries, and settlements are not public records under G.S. §132-1 and shall not be open to the public, but only to the parties satisfying the Commission of their interest in such records and the right to inspect them, and to State and federal agencies pursuant to G.S. §97-81.”|
Pursuant to this
statute, workers compensation case files and claim history are NOT open to the
public. Such records are open only to the claimant, the employer involved in an
individual case, the insurance carrier and their legal representatives (i.e.
third party administrators) involved in an individual case, state and federal
agencies pursuant to N.C.
General Statute §97-81, and other parties satisfying the Commission of
their interest in such records. Identification is required when requests for
information are made.
Other parties such as
potential employers or employers who were not parties to a particular case will
not be granted access to individual workers compensation claims records.